Invitation to attend MCC’s meeting

Milngavie Precinct
Milngavie Precinct

Proposals for housing in a variety of locations is just one of the topics being discussed at the next meeting of Milngavie Community Council (MCC) on Wednesday, September 3 at 7pm in the Fraser Centre.

There are plans to build houses at Craigton Works, Craigton Woods, Dougalston Golf Course, Balviebank and the area around Glassford House.

Callum Christie, chair of Milngavie Community Council, said: “We have an important role to play in monitoring any such proposals and giving our considered views to the local authority to act in the best interests of Milngavie residents.”

There will also be an update on MCC’s work with residents in Watt Place to have gas convertor buildings removed, EDC’s Open Space Strategy proposals and the public consultation on the introduction of parking charges next year.

Dr Kate Munro, community engagement manager (South Glasgow) of the hospital modernisation programme, will also be giving a presentation on South Glasgow University Hospital for Sick Children - which is scheduled to open next summer in Govan to replace the Western Infirmary and children’s hospital at Yorkhill.

Plans show that this new development will have a 1109 bed adult hospital and a 256 children’s hospital. It will include a critical care complex and an emergency department. There will be 3500 parking spaces.

Callum added: “There are concerns about how people of Milngavie will be affected, particularly in relation to quick and easy access, especially in an emergency. This new facility is vitally important and we want people in Milngavie to be fully briefed about changes that will affect them.”